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are meeting to consider the nomintation of general joseph dunford, jr., to be the next commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and commander of the international security assistance force. this morning's meeting was originally scheduled to cinsider general john allen to be supreme allied commander. general allen currently holds the positions that general dunford is nominated. however, earlier this week, the department of defense requested general allen's hearing be put on hold pending a department of defense inspector general review. we have agreed and we hope the review can be completed promptly. general dunford is a distinguished military career with over 25 years of military service. he is truly the assistant commandant of the marine corps and has commended combat forces in iraq. general, we thank you for your many years of service and for your willingness to, once again, enter the call to serve this nation. -- answer the call to serve. let me also extend our thanks to your family whose support is so essential. as the tradition of this committee, i invite you to introduce your wife a
that anybody breached the national security in the scandal that's erupted around two top u.s. generals. but the president notes the investigation is still going on. president obama held his first white house news conference of his new term today. reporters asked him whether investigators should have informed the white house about the scandal before the election. >> what i will say is, is that if, um, it is also possible that had we been told, then you would be sitting here asking a question about why were you interfering in a criminal investigation. >> shepard: the president said he thinks it's best if we just wait to get more information about how all of this unfolded. no question it is complicated so here is a bit of a recap of all the cast members and plot twists in this ongoing well soap opera. last week then cia director david petraeus resigned as we learned that he had been sleeping with his biographer paula broadwell. that affair came out after the fbi started investigating paula broadwell for allegedly sending emails to another woman jill kellily a friend of david petraeus fami
. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, john allen. the defense secretary leon panetta says the pentagon has launched an internal investigation into thousands of quote, inappropriate communications between general allen right there on the screen and that woman in yellow, kelly. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington. you almost need like one of those boards to put all the pictures up, catherine. >> reporter: you do rick. beyond the issue of failing to notify congress about the fbi investigation the democratic chair of the senate intelligence committee is threatening to subpoena a report summarizing director petraeus's trip to libya when he personally looked into the fwauz gauze attack. he personally interviewed cia staff on the ground in libya including the station chief and the report may be only in unfinish draft form. the departure was sudden and unexpected even by the director. so far virtually every known investigative thread in the case now leads back to jill kelly, a woman described as an unpaid social liaison for the military in tampa, florida. thi
crisis, and lingering questions about the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. president obama expected to face questions about all of that and much more in the next hour. president pulling his first news conference since winning re-election. we'll bring you live coverage. this hour we're taking an in-depth look at the issues likely to come up when the president meets with reporters. we'll hear from white house court reporter briana keiller and fran townsend and former governor of michigan jennifer granholm, host of "the war room" on current tv. >>> the last time the president held an official news conference, rick santorum appeared to have the edge over mitt romney in republican primaries, and the first campaign reallily was two months away. that was back in march 6th. fast forward to today we want to bring in briana keiller. it's expected that the fiscal cliff is going to be a big topic, but also the scandal that broke about the former cia chief, david petraeus. how does the president essentially stay on message and move on to the economy? >> well, is he goin
from his boss, defense secretary leon panetta, says allen will remain the commander of the allied and u.s. forces in afghanistan for the moment at least. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are, and we will. >> allen could be in the final hours of his role as the nation's top military leader in afghanistan. the senate could confirm his successor as early as tomorrow. >>> now the intersection of that political scandal and personal tragedy. in just a couple of hours lawmakers begin closed-door hearings on the terrorist attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. the white house faces withering criticism over how it responded to security concerns before and how it handled the investigation after. david petraeus was expected to be a key witness before the sex sca
on the u.s. consulate itself. this caused major damage, but there was no significant security response and this is seen by the u.s. intelligence community as a testing or probing incident before the 9/11 at act itself. secondly how quickly did the u.s. intelligence community conclude what happened in benghazi was in an act of terrorism linked to al qaeda and a second group ansar al-sharia? how does that time frame match up with the administration's statements that it was in fact a demonstration that was spontaneous in response to the anti-islam video? and third, why was it that the state department denied repeated requests from ambassador stevens in benghazi along with his staff for additional security specifically, a classified briefing in august that determined the consulate could not withstand a coordinated attack from groups like al qaeda and as well as ansar al-sharia? for some context the people who are testifying today this is the top of the u.s. intelligence community as well as the law enforcement community. we have the director of national intelligence, the acting cia directo
this? >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. paula broadwell, his biographer were indicative of an extramarital affair. . >> really? e-mail? all they had to do to have america's general is to log on to his e-mail? any way we can intrigue that little sound bite up a bit? multiple law enforcement officials tell us e-mails between him and paula broadwell, his biographer were indicative of an extramarital affair. >> how exciting. >> good morning. it is tuesday, november 13th. welcome to "morning joe." with us onset, we have national affairs editor for new york magazine and msnbc political analyst john heilemann. msnbc political analyst mark haleprin, and the author of a new book "thomas jefferson: the art of power," jon meacham. >> who never e-mailed anyone. >> are you sure? >> actually, no. >> best-selling, that thing skyrocketed -- >> the fbi is looking into monticello e-mail. >> thomas jefferson, the randy bugger. >> by the way, heilemann is the national affairs writer for -- >> yes. >> this is going to be a long show. >> by the way -- >> growth industry. >> in the line of boo
still has faith in john allen, the current u.s. commander in afghanistan who is now under investigation by the pentagon's inspector general for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, has more on an ever-widening story. >> reporter: the scandal involving two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer and former mistress paula broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. marine general john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> thank you for all that you have done, for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record. but on a flight to australia monday night, aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. fbi investigators had uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate commun
correspondents, kristen welker and michael isikoff michael? >> what we learned last night, general allen, the u.s. commander in afghanistan has been implicated in this because of 20,000 to 30,000 documents exchanged with jill kelley. the tampa associatite who triggered this investigation when she complained about those menacing e-mails that she had been getting from an anonymous sourt who turned out to be paula broadwell, the woman who was having the affair with cia director david petraeus. what we were being told that the original e-mails, these anonymous e-mails from broadwell to kelley did not initially specifically reference petraeus, it talked about her, kelley's relationship with other generals at the u.s. central command. and southern command, suggesting that she was having an inappropriate relationship with them, that she ought to watch it and cut it out, as described to me from a source. we know that general allen who's now the center of this was the deputy command at central command until 2010. so, by implication, we can assume from the beginning, at least when paula broadwell began sen
's amazing. >> the other thing i find amazing is i remember going through the u.s. treasury in the height of the financial crisis, and back then, you had officials who were scribbling down important facts and figures on scrap paper because that was one of the few things they were able to legally throw away and get rid of. and if you go around other branches of the u.s. government today, people are intensely aware of the risks of e-mails being kept. if you go and talk to private sector banks, nobody working on a bank trading floor these days can possibly not be aware of the risks of tracking thoughts and e-mails. and yet somehow the military just seems not to have noticed this. it is very, very striking. >> there's one other dedataidei this "journal" story, kelley had second thoughts. and people said they made the request, quote, she was worried about the personal information being provided to investigators. >> like the diplomatic license plates. >> talk about the horse after it's left the barn door. >> you predicted fiscal cliff would be the fifth question. it's going to be our second top
panel is looking into the government's handling of the deadly september attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. tomorrow they will hear from david petraeus. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: this is something congressional leaders have been calling for and now general petraeus will be here on capitol hill. his input is seen as critical regarding the attacks in benghazi and also he's expected to be asked about his affair and that fbi investigation. after calls by congressional leadership former cia director david petraeus will testify before congress tomorrow about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. petraeus was scheduled to testify today before a house intelligence committee but those plans changed after he resigned following his admission of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. bengazhi is at the center of another capitol hill battle. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we'll do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> re
in afghanistan. according to a u.s. senior defense official the fbi uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of e-mails between the general and jill kelley. now kelley is the woman whose initial complaint to the fbi led to the discovery of evidence about the affair between general petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. defense secretary panetta's comments on the scandal and his future in the obama administration. then there's the fbi agent and friend of jill kel yae's. he's now subject of an internal fbi probe himself for inappropriate behavior. let's get into the details. overnight the pentagon announced this, that general allen's nomination to be allied supreme commander over all of anywnato been delayed and panetta has asked them to ex pa diet joseph dunfer. >> while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general allen will remain commander. general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. in the meantime the secretary has asked the president, and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined.
on the u.s. consulate in libya. you'll hear about the fiscal cliff from independent senator bernie sanders of vermont, a member of the budget committee. also jenniferle to behr of thetizer family --le to -- jennifer tolbert of the family foundation will talk about health insurance exchanges. live tomorrow morning, a confirmation hearing for president obama's nominee to lead the war in afghanistan. general joseph dunford is currently the marine corps commandant he would replace outgoing general john allen. john allen's nomination to nato son hold while the pentagon investigates misconduct allegations regarding a c.i.a. investigation that led to the removal of general david petraeus. that is at 9:30 a.m. eastern and we'll have it live on c-span3. >> he was vice president for 82 days. being truman, he presided over the senate. nowadays the vice president doesn't bother with that unless his vote is need. he said that's my job. truman never learned anything from f.d.r. or his staff. it was a transition with zero knowledge that doesn't happen anymore. got a phone call, from the white house, get
. there are now more women with driver's licenses in the u.s. than men. according to a new university of michigan study experts say this could have huge economic implications because studies also show that overall women purchase smaller and safer cars as men. they drive less and get in less accidents. the study looked at drivers today versus drivers in 1995. now about 106 million women have licenses. 104 million men. >> bill: how do you drive fewer miles -- they probably drive fewer miles but they drive better. that's really, really important. significant finding. >> if you want to watch your weight, you wouldn't think to grab a pepsi but the soda maker is looking to change that. they're testing a new soda -- they're changing a new -- testing a new soda in japan called pepsi special contains dex trin that is a fiber that can help reduce fat levels in the body. drinking soda will help you burn fat. no word if that will ever make it here. >> bill: you can drink diet pepsi. >> they're saying drinking this will help yo
and spending cuts that if unaddressed could send the u.s. back into a recession. now, if we do dive over this cliff, here's what could happen. first it could cost the average household about $3500 in taxes. second the economy, it could lose 800,000 jobs. and, third, for those already out of work, 2.1 million americans would lose unemployment benefits and right now we're 47 days away from the deadline to prevent all of that. joining me from columbia, south carolina, msnbc contributor jimmy williams with more on why it matters. so, jimmy, "usa today" did this great chart that breaks it all down, the spending or these tax and spending changes go into effect, because americans across the board are going to be affected on this from the top 1% to the nation's poorest so how likely is it that this will happen? >> well, i don't think it's likely that it happens because i think both sides have a hell of a lot to lose. the president having just come off a re-election and gaining seats in the house and the senate, i think that he has political capital. he would lose a lot of that capital if, in fac
the affair, paula broad well, that scandal now includes the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. under investigation for potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, another woman at the center of the scandal. allen denies any wrongdoing. and a u.s. official said 95% of the e-mails in question are routine and harmless, but some are characterized as friendly and flirtatious. >> until somebody proves otherwise, i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: for now allen will remain in his job. >> the president thinks very high leap of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> reporter: but his nomination to be nato's supreme allied commander in europe's on hold. an official told abc news the fbi uncovered hundred if not thousands of e-mails between david petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell, many of them salacious in nature. earlier this summer jill kelley received anonymous threatening e-mails the fbi traced to broadwell's computer. there they discovered evidence of her affair with petraeus. gene
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